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    Illegal Migration Bid: 16 Rohingyas held in Teknaf

    Members of the coast guard detained 16 Rohingyas from Habirchhara in Teknaf upazila when they were trying to go to Malaysia on a fishing trawler on Saturday night.

  • Myanmar army says to punish soldiers

    Myanmar’s army says will court-martial soldiers after a new finding in an inquiry into atrocities in Rakhine state, from which more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims fled a 2017 army-led campaign the United Nations says was executed with “genocidal intent”.

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    BNP plots to split nation: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader blames BNP for its “plot to split the nation” in the name of forging a national unity over Rohingya repatriation issue.

  • 2 Rohingyas killed in ‘gunfight’

    Two Rohingyas, accused in a case filed over the murder of a Jubo League leader, were killed in a “gunfight” with police in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf upazila early yesterday.

  • Tension soars between locals and Rohingyas

    Tensions ran high in Teknaf’s Hnila union yesterday after some Rohingya criminals killed a Jubo League leader at a refugee camp in the area on Thursday night.

  • Lapsing into hopelessness

    The Rohingyas in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar feel like they are trapped and this is breeding frustration among them.

  • Rohingya Repatriation Attempt: Doomed to fail again?

    The second attempt to start repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar today may turn out to be futile, as hardly any refugees seem to be willing to go back.

  • Repatriation: Bangladesh, UNHCR to survey Rohingyas

    Bangladesh will work with the United Nations refugee agency to determine if more than 3,000 Rohingya refugees will accept Myanmar’s offer to return home, an official says.

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    Rohingya Children: Unicef seeks urgent investment in edn

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has called for urgent investment in education of the Rohingya children who live at different refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.

  • IOM, Japan build water supply network for 30,000 Rohingyas

    The largest water supply network established by International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Japan at Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Cox's Bazar will connect nearly 30,000 refugees.

  • Hosting 1.1m Rohingyas a big burden

    Mentioning that hosting over 1.1 million Rohingyas is a big burden for Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said it wants to resolve the Rohingya crisis through discussions with Myanmar.

  • Rohingya refugees

    Rohingya Repatriation: Dhaka hands over fresh list of 25,000

    Bangladesh yesterday gave Myanmar a fresh list of Rohingyas for their repatriation, which has not yet begun in nearly two years after the influx.

  • Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar: Environment under threat

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the environmental balance of Cox’s Bazar was under threat as hills and forests were being cleared to establish settlements for Rohingyas.

  • The Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp

    Rohingya Repatriation: Malaysia to work with Bangladesh

    Malaysia said it would work together with Bangladesh to ensure quick repatriation of the Rohingya as well as accountability for the persecutions committed against the Muslim minority group in Myanmar.

  • Rohingya repatriation to Myanmar

    It’s like Nazi camps

    A UN investigator has likened Rohingya living conditions in Myanmar to the Nazi concentration camps that were used for torturing political opponents during the World War II in Europe.

  • Rohingya Crisis: Hasina, Xi for quick solution

    Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday agreed that there should be a quick solution to the Rohingya crisis so that the displaced people can go back to their homeland soon.

  • Crimes Against Rohingyas: ICC seeks to start probe

    The prosecutor of International Criminal Court yesterday requested the judges to authorise an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity and persecution against the Rohingyas.

  • Solving Rohingya Crisis: China to press Myanmar

    Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang yesterday assured that China would persuade Myanmar to resolve the Rohingya crisis through bilateral discussions.

  • Beijing must play due role

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves for China on a five-day visit today and she will discuss various issues with Chinese leaders, including Rohingya repatriation.

  • Rohingya crisis may disrupt security: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Bangladesh’s security and stability may be hampered if the Rohingya refugees cannot be repatriated to Myanmar soon.

  • For the good of the community

    Waking up early in the morning, Jaheda Begum finishes her household chores quickly. Taking her breakfast, she comes out of her home in a Rohingya camp and rushes to a place where Rohingya women like her meet every day at 9:00am.

  • Quit UN for ‘systematic failure’

    The Free Rohingya Coalition, a global network of Rohingya activists, has demanded the resignation of UN Secretary General António Guterres and other senior UN leaders for the global body’s “systemic failure” in addressing “genocide” against the Rohingyas in 2017.

  • Atrocities on Rohingyas: UN warns Myanmar of withdrawing aid

    The United Nations has warned Myanmar of withdrawing support in the Rakhine state to avoid complicity in a government “policy of apartheid” for Rohingyas, reported The Guardian.

  • Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen

    Lobby to make Myanmar safe for Rohingyas

    Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has requested consul generals to engage foreign governments and civil societies to help create a safe environment for Rohingyas in Myanmar and oversee the process of repatriating Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh.

  • Rohingya repatriation to Myanmar

    Atrocities on Rohingyas: OIC for suing Myanmar at ICJ

    The Organisation of Islamic Conference has called for launching the case of Myanmar’s human rights violations against the Rohingyas at the International Court of Justice.

  • Hasina tells press briefing, says it’s not her policy to split any party

    PM places five ideas to make better Asia

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina puts forward five ideas to make a better Asia and says Bangladesh wants to resolve the Rohingya crisis through dialogues which is a lesson for the world to overcome chaos in a peaceful manner.

  • Tokyo stands by Bangladesh over Rohingya repatriation issue

    Japan extends its full support to Bangladesh’s call for safe and dignified return of Rohingyas to their homeland as the two countries came up with a joint press statement following talks between Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina and her counterpart Shizo Abe.

  • Rohingya crisis ‘our problem’ too, says SKorea actor Jung

    South Korean actor Jung Woo-sung, a goodwill ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency, stresses the need for his country to support the Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar after his second visit to the world’s largest refugee camp.

  • Rohingya repatriation to Myanmar

    Rohingya Return: UNHCR, UNDP extend deal with Myanmar

    The UN Refugee Agency and the UNDP yesterday signed an extension of an MoU with Myanmar for one year. The deal is aimed at creating conducive conditions for voluntary and sustainable repatriation of the Rohingyas from Bangladesh.

  • 62 Rohingyas rescued in Cox’s Bazar, 5 ‘traffickers’ held

    Law enforcers rescued 62 Rohingyas including women and children from Cox’s Bazar’s Pekua upazila and St Martin’s Island when they were being trafficked to Malaysia.

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